Voluntary code on green claims given a year to succeed

Businesses have been given one year to comply with a new voluntary code on environmental claims or face legislation to make it mandatory. But the Government has yet to spell out how it intends to monitor compliance with the code.

The previous Government dithered and ducked for several years over how green claims should be controlled, if at all. First it promised legislation; then it dropped the idea; then it sponsored a study which recommended a statutory code of practice; and finally it promised to have a voluntary code ready by the end of 1996. Proposals for a voluntary code were eventually issued last February (ENDS Report 265, pp 27-28

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